Thanks for all your help guys.
I brought it home Friday from chicago with narry a whimper out of truck or trailer. 350miles with the f250. I have whole new respect for the ford badge. And the homebuilt tri-axle trailer was effortless to pull. Took 3 tries with the travelift , but we got the tongue weight just right.
made for a long day though.4 wide load permits later.... it's a big relief to get her home safe.